Plasma cutters utiilise the 4th state of matter, plasma, to cut through metals such as steel and aluminium. Plasma cutters send an electronic arc through gas (usually compressed air) which then transforms into a plasma arc which is used to cut through the metal.
Welding Supplies Direct are distributors for industry leading plasma cutter brands such as Hypertherm, Oxford and Thermacut, as well as many others. We supply plasma cutters for use in CNC applications along with hand cutting plasma cutting machines with built in compressors.
CNC plasma cutting is a great method of improving productivity for your fabrication business as it is a much faster method than hand cutting. You can also save on business costs by bringing your profiling and part manufacturing in-house. Speak to one of our sales team today and a turn-key CNC plasma cutting table solution.
Choosing a plasma cutter
We advise you to choose a plasma cutter based on 3 criteria:
- Maximum required cut
- Available electrical input
- How often you will use it
If you are planning on using the machine for extended periods of time you will need to ensure the machine has a good duty cycle. This is especially true if you are planning on using the machine on a computer controlled plasma application. Maximum cut capacity is how thick the material can be for the plasma cutting machine to cut through in a clean fashion. Available electrical input supply can either be single phase or three phase; this will determine which machines you can consider purchasing. Three phase machines often have a higher cut capacity.
CNC plasma cutting machines
We supply a range of CNC plasma cutters for use in automation applications. Our range of CNC plasma tables can be found by clicking here. We also offer Hypertherm Powermax plasma cutters with CPC ports and voltage dividers which can be found on our Hypertherm Mechanized Plasma Cutters page.
Whatever you need, we can help you find the best match. Call our sales team today chat to one of our friendly advisors, they'll be able to help you find the right plasma cutter!